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Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours

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    Pass By: National Opera House of Ukraine, Volodymyrska 50, Kiev Ukraine

    The National Opera of Ukraine was first established in 1867, it is the third oldest opera house in the country. They perform at the National Opera House in Kiev which was named after Taras Schevchenko, the famous poet and artist and was constructed in 1901. An excellent programme of Opera and Ballet still takes place there with affordable tickets available.

    Pass By: Golden Gate, Vladimirskaya st., 40a, Kiev Ukraine

    The Golden Gate is one of the most well-known sights of Kiev. It used to be the main gate of the ancient Kiev for centuries. Now it turned into one of the main attractions of the Ukrainian capital. Don't forget to find the most popular Cat in town, get to know the legend and make a wish :)

    Pass By: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyrska vul. 24, Kiev 01001 Ukraine

    Saint-Sophia Cathedral, located in the historic centre of Kiev, is one of the major monuments representing the architectural and the monumental art of the early 11th century!

    Pass By: National Museum of the History of Ukraine, Volodymyrska vul. 2, Kiev 01001 Ukraine

    Let's get to the Old Kiev hill, the beginning of ancient Kiev. We will make a wish next to the Oldest Linden tree in town, pass by the National History Museum and enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Podil riverside area!

    Stop At: Andriyivski Uzviz, 23 Andriivski Descent, Kiev Ukraine

    Andriyivsky Descent, popularly known as the Montmartre of Kyiv, is one of the most ancient streets in the Ukrainian capital. It charms with its legendary history, inimitable colors, and unique architectural ensemble. We are going to see the most stunning temple in the city - St Andrew's Church and learn the mystical stories behind it! By the way you can look for souvenirs here as well :)

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Michael's Cathedrale, Trokhsvyatytelska vul. 6, Kiev 01001 Ukraine

    St. Michael’s Cathedral is located opposite St. Sophia’s Cathedral. The original, built by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108, was destroyed by the Soviet regime in the 1930s for having “no historical value.” The reconstructed cathedral was completed in May 2000. This is one of the main temples of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate. Simply cannot be missed during city tour!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev 02000 Ukraine

    The main square of the Ukrainian capital, Alley of heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Story.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Khreshchatyk St., Kiev Ukraine

    Leisurely strolling through the surrounding area, you can see the historical monuments, magnificent views of luxury homes with stately columns and moldings, as well as unparalleled architecture, created mainly in the 50s of the 20th century.

    Khreshchatyk has always been and is today the most important artery of the capital. On the street more than a kilometer in length there are many interesting and famous attractions.

    In addition to the immortal monuments of architecture, modern Khreshchatyk is rich in beautiful restaurants, cozy cafes and lots of souvenir shops.

    Stop At: Besarabsky Market, Besarabska Square, Kiev Ukraine

    Food market, famous and full of interesting small shops!

    Taste Ukrainain black caviar here!

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Volodymyrska St, 50, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel in the city centre, or meeting next to the National Opera House.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    National Opera of Ukraine, Volodymyrska St, 50, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01030
    Inclusions
    • Private friendly local guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks are not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Big families and group of friends are always welcomed!
    • You always can prolong your tour and visit more beautiful places.
    • Please notice that tour price does not include transportation, lunch and entrance fees (usually we don't need any).
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Ksenia gave us an inspirational tour of Kiev. She told us the history of Kiev and Ukraine and showed it in the citys architecture and artwork. She masterfully tied it to present day and the "new Ukraine". Ksenia is Inspirational, interesting, knowledgeable and just great
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    Response from ksenia_pletnova, Owner at Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours
    Responded 3 Sep. 2019
    You made my day today! :)) Thank you so much for kind words!
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    It was just a pleasure spending 3 hours with our amazing guide Eliza. The tour was a perfect blend of history, hidden places and interesting facts about kiev. My girlfriend and me highly recommend the tour with Eliza. Thank you again!
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    Response from ksenia_pletnova, Owner at Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours
    Responded 3 Sep. 2019
    Can't wait to welcome you in Kiev next time! :)
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    Our group of 5 had a great time on a 3 hour tour of central Kiev with Ksenia. If you want to minimize the amount of walking between the various sights I recommend booking the mini bus which is almost the same price as the walking tour. We saw the Golden Gate, the St. Sophia
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    Response from ksenia_pletnova, Owner at Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours
    Responded 2 Sep. 2019
    Wow, thank you so much!
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    I really enjoyed the tour today with Ksenia. She is very knowledgeable about what's current, as well as the history of Kiev and Ukraine. She pointed out and described many remnants of the Soviet Union still present in the city, and what happened in ancient times, WWII, and the
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    Response from ksenia_pletnova, Owner at Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours
    Responded 8 Aug. 2019
    Thanks a bunch! :) you are always very welcome!
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    I had great afternoon with Ksenia during which she showed me not just the main attractions of the city, but also less known/hidden parts. She is very knowledgeable about her city and she is able to explain history in the interesting way. I can only recommend her tour!
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    Response from ksenia_pletnova, Owner at Kiev Open Tour - History & Modern Life in 3 hours
    Responded 8 Aug. 2019
    Dear Matej, thanks a wonderful time!:)
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